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BY ALEX CANTATORE Contentment Health’s recent story “The Real Story of Abandoned Easter Bunnies” (p. 38-39, March/April 2015) has gone global, thanks to the support of the rabbit community. Randy Koga, founder of Trinket’s Memorial Rabbit Sanctuary, has received more than $800 in donations due to the Contentment Health article.

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BY ALEX CANTATORE The heart of the world’s most productive agricultural region. No, it’s not Christmas. But if you ask a local foodie, you might hear that Farmers’ Market Season is actually the most wonderful time of the year. Across Stanislaus County, in the heart of the world’s most productive agricultural region, a slew

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Everyone has sold chocolate, or cookie dough, or popcorn to help raise money for his or her school. But here, in the heart of America’s agricultural heartland, why not sell something local – and healthier? Why not sell fruit trees?

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 BY JUSTIN SOUZA Even here, in the United States’ most productive agricultural region, most schoolchildren don’t really understand where their food comes from. And they certainly don’t know about the high-tech, cutting edge science jobs that drive modern agriculture. Enter the National Ag Science Center, based in Modesto. The Center

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fitnessIssue 16

IN-SHAPE HEALTH CLUBS BY KATELYN GOYETTE   The valley is an abundant source of fruits and vegetables, but many are unaware of just how much is here. Just in the San Joaquin Valley alone, there are about 24 farms and 12 farmers markets. The great thing about living in the

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BY ALEX CANTATORE “I’m very competitive,” says Judy Dodd, plainly. It’s a drive that guided Dodd’s life as she arm wrestled at a world-class level, ultimately taking home a world championship. And it drives Dodd today, as she competes in the burgeoning sport of CrossFit. She sits inside a spartan

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 BY ALEX CANTATORE January 7, 2014. It’s the day that Amber Flores decided to change her life. In the past 15 months, Flores has lost 150 pounds. And it all started with a seemingly simple decision. “I just sort of said, ‘I’m done. Enough,’” Flores recalls. That one, transformative moment

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aestheticsIssue 16

 BY ALEX CANTATORE What was once a dilapidated downtown is now an adorable district, poised to become the hub of the city once again. After years of relative neglect, Downtown Riverbank underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project starting in 2007. The renovation is part of a much larger, longer-term plan to

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 BY ANNE MARIE BERGTHOLD For many artists, a muse is an elusive thing. It’s that special someone or something that provides a spark of inspiration, turning a mundane painting into a work of art. And for many local residents, that muse is, surprisingly, chartreuse. The Chartreuse Muse Gallery and Art

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food and wineIssue 16

BY JUSTIN SOUZA It can be tough to eat healthy at home. Finding time to cook can be a challenge, especially when catering to different family members’ tastes and diets. Enter Greens Underground Kitchen, a new, custom food delivery service that offers farm-to- fork cuisine, delivered to customers’ doorsteps. Greens

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